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Gershon Review

Volume 455: debated on Monday 8 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been spent by his Department and its associated public bodies in order to achieve Gershon efficiency savings; whether these costs have been included in reporting headline efficiency savings; and if he will make a statement. (108351)

Information on how much MOD has spent in total to achieve Gershon efficiency savings is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Sir Peter Gershon’s independent report into public sector efficiency did not require that efficiencies be recorded net of upfront investment costs and MOD has followed this advice.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much efficiency savings have been made in his Department and agencies as a result of the Gershon review; and if he will make a statement. (108353)

The Ministry of Defence has a target of £2.8 billion of annual efficiency gains by the end of the three year spending review 2004 period. Details of progress towards this target have been published in the Ministry of Defence autumn performance report.